Give an old Christmas tree collar a new look using a paint sprayer. This project takes only a few minutes of hands-on time.
I love to switch up the look of our Christmas decor, but I don’t want to spend a lot of money buying new every year. Especially things like a Christmas tree collar, which can be very pricey.
DIY to the rescue!
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I was able to give our dark rattan Christmas tree collar a fresh makeover in minutes, using my Wagner Wagner FLEXiO 4000 paint sprayer. (I bought the tree collar for $13 on clearance, proving it pays to shop those after-Christmas sales.
Here’s what our main tree and the collar looked like last year.
But for this year’s holiday look, I wanted something lighter with a little bit of sparkle.
So while my husband was hauling the tree and ornaments out of the attic, I took the Christmas tree collar to the garage and filled the FLEXiO sprayer with some white chalk paint.
I chose chalk paint so it would easily adhere to the rattan without a lot of prep work. (For more tips on painting bamboo and rattan furniture with a sprayer, be sure to visit this post.
Since it was rainy and cold outside, I set up my Wagner Studio Spray Tent in the garage. The spray tent is such a game-changer; you don’t have to wait for the weather to cooperate to paint.
It took no time at all to get the first coat of paint on the tree collar using the sprayer. Can you imagine trying to paint all those nooks and crannies using a brush?
With this particular project, I wasn’t terribly concerned about covering every bit of the brown rattan with white paint. So I just did two light coats of white paint.
I wanted some of the original finish to show through, as if it had been antiqued or sanded.
But I didn’t stop with just the white paint. I also sprayed on a light mist of metallic gold paint, randomly focusing on the raised portion of the woven tree collar. The adjustable control on the FLEXiO 4000 allows you to get a really fine mist.
In the glow of the Christmas lights, you can see how the gold highlights shimmering on the tree collar.
I’m not ready to show you the entire living room Christmas tree just yet, but I’m loving how the new lighter collar looks with the pink, green and gold color scheme.
Our cat, Felix, is enjoying basking in the glow of the tree! Give him enough treats and he’s a great poser!
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